During the weekend of June 1st and June 2nd, Massachusetts Environmental Police conducted patrols in the greater Buzzards Bay area via land and water.
Fishing activity was extremely heavy due to the amount of Black Sea Bass being caught in the area. Officers issued upwards of $3000.00 in fines for various fishing and boating safety violations. Fishing violations included possession of over the limit Black Sea Bass, possession of undersized Black Sea Bass, Striped Bass, Summer Flounder, and Tautog. Additionally, several violations were issued to individuals who did not possess a valid saltwater fishing license.
Violations can be reported 24 hours a day to Massachusetts Environmental Police at 1-800-632-8075.